Making sub-irrigated planter systems (SIPs) is definitely not rocket science but I continue to be amazed at the variations that creative minds come up with.
Larry Hall in Minnesota gets my vote for best SIP improvement idea of the year. Larry is a super-sipper. I have not tried his auto-irrigation rain gutter SIP system yet but his YouTube videos make it very clear about how to make it and clearly demonstrate the productive results he gets. Very cool! See all of his YouTube videos here.
It boggles my mind to think what would happen if the USDA extension program, community gardening organizations, horticultural organizations, and botanic gardens across the country gave the subject the attention it deserves. It would most definitely help to solve our widespread problems of lead poisoning, hunger, obesity, and poor nutrition not to forget major improvements in childhood science education.
While I am getting my LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter act together would you please Tweet and post about this. In my view, it is a social injustice that we have so many obstructionists who fanatically worship dirt to the exclusion of simple technology that would benefit all of society particularly the poor and disadvantaged.
Uploaded by larrylhall on Aug 20, 2011